70 cheap things on Amazon that'll impress the hell out of people

These gifts will come in handy for any occasion.

ByMadison Barber
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There’s no shortage of brilliant products on Amazon that make life exponentially easier and more fun. With so many underground hits and cult favorites to choose from, though, it can feel impossible to know where to begin. That’s why I’m highlighting these amazing Amazon products that are impressive and affordable, whether you’re shopping for a really great gift or just want something fun delivered to your doorstep.

From genius kitchenware to the multitaskers that make working from home easier, you’re guaranteed to find something here. Check out these 70 affordable Amazon finds, and don’t forget to recycle the inevitable pileup of cardboard boxes.


A handy valet tray table that attaches to your couch

This couch arm tray table will revolutionize your next streaming marathon. It has a special slot for your phone so you can scroll with ease and a nonslip rubberized surface to rest a glass of wine, bowl of popcorn, or a book safely nearby. The lightweight bamboo is a sustainable choice, and it resists water in case there’s a spill in the middle of the opening credits.


The travel toiletry bag that can truly hold everything

You may already have a toiletry bag, but you don’t have one as roomy and convenient as this one. It’s the size of an iPad but expands like an accordion and comes with tons of spacious compartments to hold all of your essentials — even some full-sized bottles. The waterproof fabric resists stains, and you can hang it on a hook or closet rod for easy access.


This multimedia keyboard with trippy colored lights

Spice up your office or gaming setup with this colored LED keyboard. It’s perfect for tech-lovers or gamers who want not only a cooler keyboard but also one loaded with functions you won’t find on a regular keyboard, like playing music or going straight to your inbox with the press of a button. “I love this keyboard so much: it looks really cool, is easy to see in the dark and is a joy to type on,” one shopper wrote. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux, it pairs with all your gear.


A coffee maker for people who can’t survive without cold brew

Traditional drip machines, step aside — this cold brew coffee maker is guaranteed to take over as your new morning essential. The 34-ounce carafe makes your favorite pick-me-up a cinch to DIY, with marked measurement indicators that do the thinking for you and a laser-cut filter that keeps even the most finely-ground coffee from seeping through. Built with a stainless steel frame and silicone gasket, it even comes with a lifetime warranty.


This wearable fleece blanket with pockets to keep your feet warm

This wearable blanket solves the problem of trying to keep your feet warm when moving around on the couch. Its feet pockets and sleeves are what will keep your entire body covered no matter how much you roll around. There’s also a large center pocket for you to store your phone or the remote. So feel free to get up and grab a snack without having to give up any comfort. Plus, the breathable fleece fabric won’t pill or fade.


The microwave bacon grill that cooks breakfast in minutes

Streamline your breakfast routine down to just a few minutes with this microwavable bacon grill that quickly cooks the iconic breakfast side without any hands-on time required. This grill has a rigid, elevated surface that cooks up to six strips of bacon evenly while draining excess fat, and the vented cover prevents grease splatters in the microwave. Over 13,000 shoppers gave it five solid stars.


The clever case that makes storing batteries so much more streamlined

Say goodbye to loose batteries rolling around your junk drawer because this battery case is here to get you organized. It has storage for a whopping 93 batteries of varying sizes, including flat batteries, 9-volt batteries, bulky D batteries, and more. Plus, the case even includes a tester, so you won’t have to waste space on batteries that have been used up.

  • Available colors: 6


This windproof plasma lighter that never needs to be refilled

Standard lighters require lighter fluid — which inevitably runs out — but this plasma lighter with an LED battery indicator is rechargeable, so you can use it again and again. To boot, it’s totally windproof, making it easy to use, no matter how much the breeze kicks up outdoors.


A 50-pack of disposable face masks

Score this 50-pack of disposable KN95 face masks at a great price. Fans of these masks say that they're comfortable and easy to adjust, and they boast five layers of protection.


A wireless charging station that eliminates cord clutter

A truly smart accessory for any tech-centric home or office space, this wireless charging station can not only keep multiple types of smartphones charged without a tangle of cords, but also your AirPods and Apple Watch, too. Not only that, it powers your devices quicker than traditional cables — with protection against over charging and foreign object detection on sensitive surfaces.


Some sheet straps that’ll make your bed look like a five-star hotel

Get the look of turndown service in just minutes with the installation of these sheet holder straps. They’ll pulls your wrinkly, loose bedsheets taut and keep them in place to create a crisp finish that looks like you never slept in it at all. With sturdy elastic and durable nickel clips, they’re also great for battening down the hatches on tablecloths or slipcovers.


This brilliant solution to pet hair in your car

If you love taking your pets on the go but hate the messes they leave, try this car seat cover. Its unique elongated shape makes it perfect for backseat benches. Just slip the loops over the head rests and set the anchors underneath and you’re good to go. It’s even waterproof to protect against mud and more.

  • Available colors: 4


Some chilling stones for the fanciest craft cocktails

Nobody likes a watered-down cocktail, which is why everyone who chooses to imbibe needs these chilling stones in their metaphorical bar cart. The nine soapstone cubes stay in your freezer until it’s time to mix a drink, then keep your cocktail cold without diluting the flavor like regular ice cubes will. A quick rinse is all it takes before they’re ready to use again.


A rotating sprinkler that makes lawn care a breeze

Lawn care doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg thanks to this affordable water sprinkler. It easily connects to your hose and provides three rotating arms with three jets each that have multiple angle settings depending on how much pressure and coverage you need. It’s not just for small lawns, either — its spray can reach nearly 33 feet away.


This set of packing cubes to keep your suitcase organized

Keep your suitcase neatly organized with these packing cubes. Made from a water-resistant material and mesh panels, this multi-pack brings 4 cubes of varying sizes, each with a sturdy zipper and top handle. It also includes a laundry bag to stash dirty clothes.


A kitchen gadget that does the chopping for you

Chop, dice, slice and grate ingredients with minimal effort thanks to this clever vegetable slicer. The strong stainless steel blades cut through even the toughest of vegetables — including onions and potatoes — with ease. All parts of the chopper are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, and the 4-cup container comes accompanied by 8 different blades for all your chopping needs.


This aerator 2-pack that makes wine taste better

Make the most of your wine by my pouring it through this aerator. It infuses each glass with just the right amount of oxygen, making every sip more flavorful and robust. And the aerator has a rubber stopper attached, so you can save a half-finished bottle for later.


A pair of practical grill lights with lots of cool features

Show everyone you’re the master of the barbecue with these grill lights. Because they’re magnetic, you can stick them to the side of your grill. And since the neck is flexible, you can easily bend it into any angle that you might need. The magnetic base is great for picking up spare screws, nuts, and bolts, too.


A fully-loaded power bank that charges in the sun

A portable charger is a necessity when you’re traveling, and this solar-powered one is a smart option for those who’ll be spending tons of time outdoors. This charger is durable and compatible with most smartphone models — you can even charge devices wirelessly — but, more importantly it’s waterproof and equipped with both a compass and flashlight, making it an ideal device to bring on your next trip to the great outdoors.


A sturdy lap desk that turns couches into the corner office

If you prefer to do your WFH duties from the comfort of your couch, this bamboo lap desk is something you need. It can comfortably fit your laptop or books, and has five adjustable angles that make reading or typing a breeze when you’re lounging on the couch — plus, there’s a small drawer for pens and other essentials. Thousands of shoppers gave this unassuming little lap desk five stars.


The color-changing smart bulbs that work with an app

Nothing adds a fun touch to your space quite like this color-changing lightbulb. It can be controlled through the Govee Home app, giving you access to controls like turning it on or off, setting it on a timer, and changing the color or scene mode depending on your mood. It even synchronizes with music for a truly immersive experience.


The panini press with an oddly devoted following

You won’t need to go out for a delicious panini after using this at-home panini press, and you’ll be shocked by how much use you get from this thing. It’s perfect for making any sized sandwich, quesadilla, or flatbread hot and crispy, plus it’s nonstick so cleanup’s a cinch. “I have talked about this machine as if it was my baby. I'm not even kidding. I've used it almost everyday,” one fan swore. “Not only have I made paninis in it but I've toasted bagels and made juicy grilled chicken,” they added, finally confessing, “I threw out my toaster...and my foreman grill too.”


The lens kit that’ll take your smartphone pics to a whole new level

If you’re always snapping away using your phone’s built-in camera, this set of different phone lenses is going to massively upgrade your camera roll. This kit comes with 14 different attachable lenses (including zoom, fisheye, and kaleidoscope) plus a dimmable light that ensures your selfies turn out amazing. Compatible across multiple lens layouts, you’ll be able to use them with any phone in your arsenal.


An essential oil diffuser that also works as a humidifier with a built-in clock

There is more than meets the eye with this essential oil diffuser and will have all your guests asking where you got it. With it’s timer setting, you can choose the perfect amount of time to let the device run and fill your home with beautiful aromatics. This diffuser is designed to also function as a humidifier and keep the air in your home purified.


A cult-favorite bagel slicer that preps breakfast in a flash

Make mornings easy again with this guillotine-style bagel slicer. This is a lifesaver if cutting bagels always ends up with your hands bandaged (been there, done that) — it keeps your hands away from the blade and even comes with a built-in shield that ensures safe, smooth bagel cutting. Although it looks intricate, the business end is dishwasher-safe. With more than 13,000 ratings, it has a nearly perfect 4.8 stars.


The panoramic rearview mirror that eliminates blind spots

Whether you have a new driver in the house or just want to feel safer behind the wheel, this wide-angle rearview mirror is a great addition to your car’s interior. The curved, high-definition glass is tinted to reduce glare — even at night — and provides a crisp image of traditional blind spots that’ll help keep the daily commute stress-free.


A phone mount for your bike that keeps navigation front and center

City dwellers will love this phone mount for pedaling between neighborhoods, while trail riders will never stray too far off the beaten path. It mounts easily without any hardware and is big enough to accommodate most recent smartphone models in their cases, with a sturdy spring system holding your screen in place that can be positioned horizontally or vertically on bike and stroller handles.


A bowl that keeps ice cream chilled

If ice cream is your go-to for dessert every night, you need this frozen ice cream bowl. The BPA-free plastic bowl has special cooling gel inside that stays icy-cold in the freezer until it’s time to fulfill your late-night ice cream craving, and will prevent your scoops from melting prematurely. It’s also great for salads or dips, with a silicone base for protecting fingers and countertops.


The easy-to-assemble yard game everyone will love

If you’re looking to entertain guests with something new and unexpected, try this frisbee yard game. It comes with a frisbee and two collapsible stands with platforms at the top for bottles or cans. The aim is to knock the bottle off with the frisbee, which is harder than it sounds. You can take the whole kit on the go in the included travel sack.


A burger press that makes perfectly shaped patties

Save time and energy forming burger shapes during your next cookout with this burger press. Make your standard restaurant-sized patties, either 1/4 pound or 1/3 pound, by shaping the meat in the press. It also comes with 200 square-shaped parchment papers to keep the patties neat and separate. It’s also easy to clean; just pop it in the dishwasher. Try out the recipes that come in the included Cave Tools cookbook.


A waterproof Bluetooth speaker that creates epic shower concerts

Amp up the morning routine with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker that lets you play your favorites in high def while you lather and rinse. It’s built to be fully submersible, so splash as much as you like, and comes equipped with a suction cup that makes it easy to stick onto shower walls. Compact enough for camping with up to 12 hours of play, it even has a built-in microphone so you can use it with smart assistants like Siri and Alexa.


An ultrasonic humidifier that’s fits in the palm of your hand

This mini humidifier can ease the side effects of dry air, a persistent cold, or seasonal allergies wherever you roam. It’s small enough to fit in your car’s cup holder and has two mist modes — intermittent and continuous — that will help to banish dry air and allow you to breathe comfortably. You can even use it to diffuse essential oils for an ahhh-inducing boost.


An indoor garden that recreates natural sunlight

Those with a green thumb will appreciate how easy it is to grow things in this indoor garden. This mini garden has an LED light that’s calibrated to mimic the full spectrum of wavelengths present in natural light, with a timer that gives your plants 16 hours of simulated sunshine and eight hours of darkness to ensure healthy growing in the comfort of your own home. It’s also waterproof and heat-resistant for countertop peace of mind.


This sleek K-cup organizer that also holds your coffee maker

This storage drawer is obviously impressive because of how organized it keeps up to 30 of your K-cups, but it also just looks sleek under your coffee pot. It’s all about the chrome design that blends in with any kitchen decor and a glass top that’s durable enough to hold your coffee maker or extra mugs.


A compact hair brush for easier detangling

This ergonomically designed hair brush makes detangling hair a pain-free experience. It uses unique cone-shaped plastic bristles that separate the hair sideways instead of down, which the brand says untangles without pain, snagging, or breakage.. It's fit for both wet or dry use and is suitable to use on all hair types. Plus, it's small enough to take on the go.


A leatherette planner with room for your daily to-do lists

A planner is the perfect way to get your life in order. This compact one, in particular, has pages dedicated to your vision boards and mind maps in addition to its monthly and weekly layouts. The no-bleed paper is protected by the soft leatherette case that has an attached elastic loop on the side where you can keep your pen. Plus, there’s three attached ribbons so you can easily flip to important pages.


This orchid LEGO set with customizable flowers

With this orchid LEGO set, you won’t have to keep a real plant happy, and you get a calming craft. You even get to build a trendy little plant pot for it to go in. This kit is also topped off with a bunch of stem and flower pieces to completely customize this orchid project.


This clever little organizer for tea bags and coffee pods

Coffee and tea lovers alike need this compact kitchen countertop organizer for their coffee pods or tea bags. The three-tiered storage container hides 18 compartments in its clear plastic drawers that allow you to scan your favorite flavors at a glance, making picking out a tea bag or coffee pod (or pack of sugar or cream) in the morning a total breeze. That said, it’s also a game-changer outside the kitchen — use it anywhere that needs a little bit more organization.


A digital notebook that syncs with the cloud

Bullet journals will never be the same once you have this smart digital notebook in your hands. The notebook can be used again and again — jot down your thoughts with the included erasable marker, scan a picture of them using the Rocketbook app, and you’ll have all of your content in the drive of your choosing for easy access. (Then erase the notebook and do it again!)


A handheld milk frother to level up your coffee game

Make a coffee shop level latte with this handheld milk frother. It has an easy-to-grip silicone handle that’s ergonomically designed and a stainless steel whisk that froths up your milk of choice into a foam in just seconds. It’s battery operated and can even be used to mix up powdered beverages like protein shakes.


These foot peel masks that get rid of rough, dry skin

There’s an easy solution to rough, callused feet — and it doesn’t involve paying for a pedicure or spending hours bent over with a pumice stone. These foot peel masks are infused with gentle exfoliants that stimulate your skin’s natural renewal process. Wear them for an hour, and within a few days, layers of dead skin will begin peeling off your feet. You’ll have soft, smooth skin without having lifted a finger.


The clever mirror that won’t fog up in the shower

Your grooming and bathing routine just got an upgrade thanks to this unique fogless shower mirror. Using it is simple: just fill the back reservoir with hot water from your shower, stick it in place with the suction cups, and you’re good to go with a mirror that won’t steam up for shaving and more.


A set of elegant glass carafes with airtight lids

Serve beverages in style with this set of elegant glass carafes. Each one has a narrow neck that makes it easy to pour without spilling, and the carafes come with airtight lids to keep your drinks fresh. “I wish I had made this purchase years ago!” raved one reviewer, adding, “Sturdy, elegant just perfect.”


A trunk organizer to keep your car tidy

Tidy up your car with this trunk organizer, which has an assortment of compartments. It can be resized to your needs — half or full-sized — or collapsed completely to make room for other items. Keep it securely in place by tying down the two adjustable-length straps with handy hooks.


These premium bamboo salt and pepper container

Easily access your needed spices while cooking dinner with this set of bamboo salt and pepper bowls. They each have a magnetic swivel top lid that covers the spices when you’re not using them. You’ll love how sleek they look and the subtle upgrade they bring to your kitchenware. Easily wipe them out with a cloth to clean them in between uses, too.


The ring light that attaches right to your laptop

Whether you want to look brighter in your Zoom meetings or consider yourself an avid vlogger, this USB-powered LED ring light is for you. It clips directly to your laptop screen damage-free — no more bulky stands cluttering up your desktop — and comes with five different brightness levels and color modes that you can adjust to your preferences to give yourself the perfect glow.


This knife sharpener that quickly restores dull blades

Dull kitchen knives can be restored thanks to this easy-to-use knife sharpener. It features three slots to repair, restore, and polish blades, and all you have to do is gently pass the knife through a few times. The sharpener has an ergonomic handle and nonslip base for comfortable use, and a cut-resistant glove is also included for added safety.


These stainless steel bowls for your pet with a spill-proof mat

There is a lot to love about these stainless steel no spill food bowls for your favorite furry companions. You can choose from three different bowl sizes: small, medium, and large. Each set of bowls comes with a spill-proof silicone mat to catch any messes your dog or cat might make while eating or drinking water. You’ll love the time it saves you having to clean up after your pet, as well.


This vegetable peeler set with 3 stainless steel blades

Reviewers are impressed with this vegetable peeler set, giving it more than 2,000 five-star ratings. Each order includes two easy-to-grip peelers, one of which is a multifunctional tool with three different stainless steel blades (standard, serrated, and julienne). A small cleaning brush is also included.


This transparent protector that shields your furniture from scratches

Impress your guests with upholstery that looks practically brand new with this cat scratch furniture protector. Just peel off the backing, stick it in your desired location, and secure it in place with twist pins. This adhesive shield is clear so it won’t ruin the aesthetic of a space, and it sticks to lots of materials like cotton, acrylic, and more.


These hydrating eye masks infused with real gold

Yep, these moisturizing under-eye masks are infused with real 24-karat gold — and no, it’s not just a gimmick (just ask the 14,000 Amazon reviewers who have given them a perfect five-star rating). The masks work to stimulate circulation, which can help reduce puffiness and give you a wide-awake, bright-eyed look. The addition of vitamin C, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid boost hydration and overall skin health.


These dreamy outdoor lights that turn your yard into an enchanted garden

Add sophistication and a subtle glow to your outdoor space with these pathway lights that feature leafy cutouts. They come in a pack of 10, and since they’re solar powered, they’re easy on your energy bills. Because they have an IP65 waterproof rating, you know they can stand up to the elements, too.


A mini humidifier that’s nearly silent when on

For a better night’s rest and less stuffiness, set up this mini humidifier anywhere you have just five inches of space. As it releases a cool and moisturizing mist, it can also light up and create a relaxing ambience that may lull you to sleep even quicker. Plus, it’s extremely quiet as it operates. Grab a few so that, in addition to your bedside, you can keep them on your desk at work or in your car.


An 11-piece set of nonstick silicone cooking utensils

Upgrade your kitchen tools with this 11-piece set of cooking utensils. Made with durable stainless steel, each utensil is coated with nonstick silicone that’s heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. The set includes turners, spoons, a spatula, and more, and each piece is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.


This HD dash cam with night vision

Anyone can benefit from a dash cam, especially in emergency situations when playback footage might be necessary. This camera attaches onto the front windshield of your car and records everything in front of you, and provides clear footage no matter what time of day it is. With a wide-angled lens, motion detection, and looped recording, you’ll always know exactly what happened — and when.


An adhesive strip that backlights your TV or computer

For an extra bit of light that won’t cause unwanted glare, opt for this adhesive light strip. It plugs into a USB port and easily sticks to the trim behind your TV or computer monitor. It’s available in 11 different sizes, making it work for most flat-screen sizes. Plus, you can change up the colors to suit your mood as often as you’d like.


A bathroom organizer that holds every kind of daily essential

Save precious counter space in your bathroom with this wall-mounted toiletry holder. This little organizer has it all: three toothbrush holders (two for plastic toothbrushes and one for an electric toothbrush), a toothpaste holder, a space for mounting your razor, and a hook for a loofah or scrub brush. Dedicated drainage holes keep everything clean and dry, even in waterlogged showers.


This comfy headband with built-in Bluetooth headphones

Whether you wear it to sleep or to work out, this Bluetooth headband is designed for comfort. The soft, stretchy material is breathable and moisture-absorbent, and the built-in headphones offer up to 10 hours of use on a single charge. Choose from 11 colors and styles such as black, waffle knit, and wine red.


A set of micro fiber towels that won’t add bulk to your gym bag

Bring your own towels to the gym without taking up too much space in your bag. This set of microfiber towels includes a small face towel, a mid-size towel for drying wet hair or covering your bench, and a full-sized towel for drying off after you hit the showers. They’re quick-drying, lightweight, and come with a mesh carrying bag and elastic band to keep them neatly rolled.


A squirrel-proof bird feeder that brings the outdoors in

Invite Mother Nature into your living room with this clear window-mount bird feeder. Suction it to the outside, fill up the two compartments with birdseed, and watch as birds perch themselves there all day long. The trays slide out for easy refills, and it’s squirrel-proof so the only wildlife you feed is feathered.


The pet hair remover with over 150,000 ratings on Amazon

This pet hair remover has amassed an impressive following on Amazon, and it’s easy to see why. The reusable roller uses static electricity to lift fur from furniture, carpets, and more, with no sticky paper required. When you’re done, you can toss the collected hair in the trash at the touch of a button.


The hands-free mosquito repeller you can set and forget

No need for sprays you have to constantly keep applying, because this mosquito repeller creates a 15-foot shield outdoors to help keep you bug free. You simply put the fuel pod in the chamber, place the mats on top of the unit, and power it on. Each repellant mat offers up 4 hours of protection from mosquitos.

  • Available colors: 12


These wireless earbuds that come in 8 colors

With over 22,000 five-star ratings and an under-$25 price tag, these wireless earbuds are a steal. They offer around 32 hours of playtime with the included charging case, which has a built-in USB cable so it’s easier to plug in when you need to recharge. The earbuds have touch control for volume, play, pause, and other functions, and there are multiple colors to choose from.


This meat thermometer that doubles as a bottle opener

This meat thermometer, which gives you a reading in as little as two seconds, is ideal for days spent grilling out. It’s waterproof, battery-operated, and has a magnet that can be mounted onto any metal surface. Not only will it prevent you from overcooking your steak or undercooking your chicken, but it also has a convenient bottle opener built into the handle for popping open a cold one while you cook.


These electric

These electric salt and pepper grinders allow you to season your food with just the click of a button. Made from sleek and sturdy stainless steel, these battery operated grinders have a built-in LED light for added visibility and you can even adjust the coarseness to your liking. They also have a cap at the bottom to keep your counters clean.


A Way To Keep Your Phone From Falling Through The Gaps In Your Car

You’ll never lose anything between your car seats again with these best-selling gap fillers. Simply slip them between your seat and center console, securing them around the seat belt catch, to prevent any items from falling through the cracks. Best of all, it blends seamlessly into your car’s design and helps keep the floor relatively mess-free for which makes for easy cleaning.


A water bottle with a built-in fruit infuser

If remembering to drink water is a challenge, try spicing up your water intake with this water bottle with a bulit-in infuser. Cut up your favorite fruit — strawberries, lemons, cucumbers — and drop them in the infuser basket in the middle. You’ll get delicious water that you’ll actually want to drink.


These airtight canisters that hold so much

Incorporating airtight containers into your kitchen will change the way you organize. This set of three containers holds up to 3.6 quarts of dry ingredients, so you can buy bulk on all your favorites. And with handy (and reusable) chalkboard labels and a clear design, these containers let you find exactly what you want without riffling through your pantry.


A set of reusable dish clothes to replace paper towels

This 10-pack of multi-purpose dish cloths can be used on all kinds of surfaces, from wood to stainless steel and marble. They can absorb up to 20 times their weight in liquid and have a textured finish perfect for scrubbing away tough messes. Plus, they can be used time and time again — just toss them into the washer after each use.


These nonstick mats that help keep your oven clean

To help keep your oven free of gooey messes and grease stains, try out a two-pack of these best-selling nonstick oven liners. Because they’re made of Teflon, messes slide right off, making them super easy to clean. They’re even BPA-free, so you can use them as a replacement for baking sheets, too. Not to mention, they’re reusable.


A gril brush and scraper for easier post-BBQ clean-ups

The post-barbecue clean-up just got a whole lot easier thanks to this grill brush and scraper. The grill brush has helix-shaped, steel scrubbers that remove residue from hard to reach nooks and crannies while the sharp metal scraper scrubs away grease. For best results, the brand recommends preheating your grill and wet the brush prior to cleaning.